Friday, January 31, 2020

Jakob Sidler 1642-1683

Jakob Sidler was born to Jacob Sidler and Veonegg Urmi 27 March 1642. Jakob lived at home his entire life. Jakob never married and died about  40 years old. His death record mentions his name and the name of his father.

The 1682 Church Census for Rudolph Sidler b 1635 is very revealing. It lists Rudolf as a widower but he is still the head of the household. The members of the household include his son Rudolf Silder, Rudolf’s wife Margaretha Grob and their 7 children or Rudolf’s grandchildren.

This census also shows Jakob's. It also has Jakob living at home when he is 40. After Jakob’s name it says “Mag.” which could mean Magister = Lehrer, Schulmeister = teacher, or. Schoolmaster.  He will die in the next year.

The census also has a Hans Sidler with a son named Heinrich whose birthday is October 20 1671. Who is this? It could be Melchior's youngest son Heinrich, the year matches but the month and date do not. 

During his live:
1640 In Ottenbach there are 52 adults, 42 single, 319 inhabitants, 6.1 per household or 52 homes in the community. (Ottenbach Told by Bernard Schnider and Salomon Schneider and Erika Schmid)
1689 - 1694 Hunger crisis leads to large population losses
1661  Construction of the first Ottenbach schoolhouse
1645 - 1647 Construction of a mill wheel on the Reuss river
1638   Construction of the Ottenbach rectory. (Ottenbach Municipality Website)

Documents related to Jakob Sidler:

Jacob Sidler birth 27 March 1642 film 8014328 page 141.jpg

Sidler and Hegetschweiler Temple Record Book by Julius Billeter pages 11 and 12

1682 Church Census Jacob and Rudolph Sidler b 1635 family film 8126301 
page 735. This census shows Jakob's father and brothers family. It also has
Jakob living at home when he is 40. He will die in the next year. Censuses

Jakob Sidler death 22 April 1683 film 8014328 page 379